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Rear crash testing takes center stage in new web video

ARLINGTON, Va. — BioRID, a specialized dummy for rear crash testing, stars in the latest web video from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. "Inside IIHS: Rear testing for whiplash prevention" shows viewers how rear crashes are simulated to evaluate vehicle seats for their ability to prevent whiplash prevention. The BioRID dummy, which has a spine with vertebrae just like a person's, is seated in the vehicle seat during a simulated crash. The motions of the dummy's head, neck and torso are similar to how a person would move in a real-life crash and show the likelihood of neck injury.

The video is available on the IIHS YouTube channel and is part of the "Inside IIHS" series. Earlier installments focused on crash test dummies, frontal crash testing and roof strength testing.

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